Cellulitis and Erysipelas Cellulitis and Erysipelas
National Institute of Allergy and Infection Disease

Cellulitis and Erysipelas Symptoms

Symptoms of cellulitis may include

Fever and chills Swollen glands or lymph nodes

In addition

Your skin will be painful, red, and tender Your skin may blister and then scab over You may have perianal (around the anus) cellulitis with itching and painful bowel movements

Symptoms of erysipelas may include

A fiery red rash with raised borders on your face, arms, or legs Hot, red skin withsharply defined raised areas

In addition, the infection may come back, causing chronic (long-term) swelling of your arms or legs (lymphedema).